FIA and ISDA respond to CFTC recovery and wind-down plans for DCOs

26 September 2023

FIA and ISDA have responded to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's notice of proposed rulemaking on recovery and orderly wind-down plans for derivatives clearing organizations (DCOs).

Both associations acknowledge that the matters of central counterparty recovery, resolution, and wind-down planning are paramount to preserving financial stability. They also welcome the CFTC's well-balanced proposal, which outlines an analysis that DCOs have to perform while preserving the flexibility required by DCOs to adapt to varying circumstances.

The response advocates for:

  • A requirement to limit clearing members’ exposures during recovery and resolution
  • Non-default losses to be borne by DCOs
  • Clearing participants incurring losses due to the use of recovery measures to be fairly compensated via future CCP profit-sharing
  • Clearing participants to be adequately involved in the design phase of recovery and wind-down plans
  • DCOs to meticulously assess any potential impact of measures (such as specific recovery tools) within their plans on clearing participants and other stakeholders.

Read the response in full here.

  • FIA
  • CCP Recovery and Resolution
  • Advocacy
  • Operational and Regulatory Guidance
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